Parking and Transportation Demand Management Ordinance, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2006
5 minutes Date Enacted: Jan 1, 2006
Participation is triggered when an owner of non-residential property proposes to add parking above the registered number. The purpose of the ordinance to help reduce vehicle trips and traffic congestion within the city of Cambridge. It requires parking and transportation demand management (PTDM) plans for commercial parking facilities and other types of non-residential parking facilities over a specified size. PTDM plans are intended to minimize the amount of parking demand associated with the project and reduce single -occupant vehicle trips. Adopted 1998; made permanent 2006. Citation: Chapter 10.18
"Commercial Parking Space" means a parking space available for use by the general public at any time for a fee. The term shall not include (i) parking spaces which are owned or operated by a commercial entity whose primary business is other than the operation of parking facilities, for the exclusive use of its lessees, employees, patrons, customers, clients, patients, guests or residents but which are not available for use by the general public; (ii) parking spaces restricted for the use of the residents of a specific residential building or group of buildings; (iii) spaces located on public streets; or (iv) spaces located at a park-and-ride facility operated in conjunction with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.